Season of Creation

The Season of Creation is an annual celebration of prayer and action to protect creation. It is celebrated by Christians of all traditions and begins September 1, the Day of Prayer for Creation, and runs through October 4, the Feast of St. Francis, who is the patron saint of ecology in many traditions. 

We invite you to take part in this celebratory period by learning about and reflecting on the upcoming Special Assembly of the Synod of Bishops for the Pan-Amazon Region. The theme of the Synod is Amazonia: New Paths for the Church and for an Integral Ecology and it will be held from October 6 to 27, 2019 in Rome. During the Season of Creation, let us discern how we can respond to the cry of the Earth and the cry of the poor in the Amazon.

Here are three ways to take part: 

 

1. LEARN

Take some time to read the following documents to immerse yourself in the themes of the Synod and the challenges faced by the Amazon and its peoples.

 

2. REFLECT and PRAY

The Global Catholic Climate Movement has developed a discernment process for reflecting on the Synod. Gather a few people together and use this tool to guide you through personal prayer and group spiritual conversations in three sessions.  

 

3. ACT

Join a workshop in your region to learn about Development and Peace’s new campaign For our Common Home: A future for the Amazon, a future for all. You will delve into the issues that are threatening the Amazon and its people, and learn how you can take concrete actions to show your solidarity with those defending the Amazon and our common home.

 

List of workshops

Québec

Montreal (English)

TBC

Contact : 514 257-8710, ext. 312 or dpmontreal@devp.org

Maritimes

Halifax-Yarmouth

Date : Saturday, October 5

Time: 1:30 - 4pm

Place: Ste-Theresa Parish
6351 North St., Halifax, B3L 1P7

Special instructions: AGM 1:30-2pm
Campaign kick-off 2-4pm

Contact : 902-870-6269 or dgillis@devp.org

Antigonish

Date: Saturday, September 21

Time: 10am - 3pm

Place: 5310 Union Hwy, New Waterford, NS

Special instructions: St. Michael's church hall in St. Leonard Parish

Contact : 902-870-6269 or dgillis@devp.org

Charlottetown

Date: Sunday, September 29

Time : 2pm - 4pm

Place : St. Pius X Parish (Mackenzie Room)
106 St. Peter’s Rd (Parkdale) Charlottetown, PEI

Contact : 902-870-6269 or dgillis@devp.org

British Columbia and Yukon

Kamloops

Date : Sunday, September 22

Time: 9am - 2pm

Place: Holy Family Parish
2797 Sunset Dr, Kamloops, BC V2C 4K7

Special instructions: Mass will start at 10:30am

Contact : 604 683-0281, ext. 50748 or jlaurie@devp.org

B.C./Yukon Regional - Online Workshop

Date : Wednesday, September 25

Time: 6:30pm - 8:30pm

Place: Skype

Special instructions: Please contact Jeremy Laurie for link to the workshop

Contact : 604 683-0281, ext. 50748 or jlaurie@devp.org

Victoria

Date : Saturday, September 28

Time: 9:15am - 3pm

Place: St. Patrick’s Parish Hall
2060 Haultain St, Victoria, BC V8R 2L7

Contact : 604 683-0281, ext. 50748 or jlaurie@devp.org

Nelson

Date : Friday, October 4

Time: 7pm

Place: St. Rita Parish Hall. 513 7th Ave, Castlegar, BC V1N 1R3

Special instructions: Film screening/presentation

 

Date : Saturday, October 5

Time: 9am - 7pm

Place: St. Rita Parish Hall. 513 7th Ave, Castlegar, BC V1N 1R3

Special instructions: Workshop, meeting, Mass and dinner

Contact : 604 683-0281, ext. 50748 or jlaurie@devp.org